June 2004 ///
Recent advancements employed in the Gulf of Mexico include delayed-gel cement slurries, tieback cement sheath modeling and reverse foam cementing.
How a new perforating system, plus other multi-zone stimulation advances improved well performance in West Texas.
As demonstrated in the Permian basin, a new proppant remains nearly buoyant in water-based frac fluids and assures more complete packing of created fractures.
Use of real-time mechanical and hydraulic modeling extends rig capabilities in modern, complex well environments, providing a drilling plan to follow.
When integrated with recognition of near-surface alteration, mixing and reworking, use of seabed geochemical data can reduce exploration risks.
A chemical proven in other applications eliminates deposition in crude handling tubulars and flowlines. Several multi-well field examples show positive results.
By using in-well tiltmeters and fracture modeling, an operator achieved per-well cost-savings of up to $50,000 at two coalbed methane fields.
Exclusive annual listing shows trade names, generic descriptions, recommended usage and suppliers of more than 2,500 fluid system additives for drilling, completions and workovers
Record subsea completion; high prices here to stay
Ethanol: Pandering, pork and payola
Violence should not deter Saudi investments
OTC raised numerous technical issues
Biogenic gas exploration; survey results
News & Resources
Vol. 225 No. 6 Targa Resources, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire major midstream assets owned by ConocoPhillips in Texas and Louisiana. Targa and ConocoPhillips have received all necessary regulatory and other approvals. Wa
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US oil production is down 3% from a year ago. However, output is up in the Rocky Mountains, primarily in Colorado, Montana and New Mexico.
Workover rig counts in the area are up 22.4% from this time last
Vol. 225 No. 6 Biocides in oilfield water New technical literature on the performance advantages of UCARCIDE glutarladehyde products in oilfield water and fluid applications is available from the Biocides Group of The Dow Chemical C
Vol. 225 No. 6 James B. Jennings will become chairman of Hunt Oil Co., and Stephen C. Hurley will become president. Ray L. Hunt will remain as CEO. Jennings has served as president of Hunt since l999. In addition to his duties as chairm
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